The simplest dishes are often the ones that start in our childhood and follow us through our lives. One of these recipes is good old vegetable soup, filled with all the goodness nature has to offer.

Keep warm this weekend and enjoy the simple things in life.

Hearty Vegetable Soup

Serves 6

700g beef shin

2 medium onions chopped

3 tbs Sunflower oil

4 carrots

4 turnips

3 leeks

5 celery sticks

3 medium-sized potatoes

1 bunch parsley

4 tsp Ina Paarman’s vegetable stock

4 cups boiling water

Salt and pepper to taste


Fry onions and meat in a large pot for 10 minutes until brown.

Dissolve stock in boiling water, add one cup to the pot.

Simmer for 1 hour or until meat is tender.

Chop all vegetables into chunky pieces, add to meat and onions.

Add salt and pepper and 3 cups of vegetable stock

Allow to simmer for 1 hour at a low temperature.

Garnish with parsley.

Serve hot on a chilly day.

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